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iPhone Gloves 



Make] Projects 



iPhone Gloves 

Written By: Becky Stern 



TOOLS: 


PARTS: 


Scissors (1) 


Gloves m 


Sewing needle (1) 


Conductive yarn (1) 



SUMMARY 

It can be frustrating to have to take off your gloves to use your touch-screen phone. 
Capacitive touch screens sense how conductive your fingers are, and gloves are, well, 
insulators. 



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iPhone Gloves 



Step 1 — iPhone Gloves 




• For this project, you'll need a 
needle and some conductive 
thread. 



Step 2 




• To make a pathway for the electricity to travel, sew a small spot of conductive thread to 
the fingertip of the glove. 

• Be sure to leave a long tail of thread inside the finger of the glove to make good contact 
with your skin. 



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Step 3 




• Make many stitches with the thread 
to build up a conductive surface. 



Step 4 




• To cut the thread, first leave a long tail inside the finger of the glove. Then repeat the 
process on the glove's thumb. 

• The hardest part about this project is doing everything left-handed. 







When I paid attention to the way I use my phone, I found that the best place for the thumb 
pad was actually along the side of my thumb. 



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Step 5 




• Try your gloves out on your touch- 
screen devices and enjoy! 

• If your gloves don't work right 
away, try adding more conductive 
thread fringe on the insides of your 
gloves' fingers. 



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